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List of Gene Hackman Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The French Connection (1971)
59
4
The French Connection
R
59
4

New York City detectives Jimmy ‘Popeye’ Doyle and Buddy ‘Cloudy’ Russo hatch a plan to bring down drug lord Alain Charnier, who leads the world’s biggest heroin-smuggling syndicate. They must however contend with Charnier’s unlimited resources, Salvatore ‘Sal’ Boca and lawyer Joel Weinstock. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Doyle
Director:
William Friedkin
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actor
2. Unforgiven (1992)
58
5
Unforgiven
R
58
5

When two cowboys attack and disfigure a prostitute, Sheriff Little Bill Daggett's decree leaves the rest of the prostitutes angry. They offer $1,000 to anyone who kills the two. This attracts William Munny, a former killer who is now reformed and leads a peaceful life. Along with his old partner-in-crime, Ned Logan, he sets out to re-enter the dangerous world.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Little Bill Daggett
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
3. Mississippi Burning (1988)
52
5
Mississippi Burning
R
52
5

FBI agents, Rupert Anderson and Alan Ward, are sent to investigate when 3 civil rights workers go missing in Jessup County, Mississippi. The agents, with diverse approach towards investigation, encounter non-cooperating residents, hostile police, and aggressive Ku Klux Klan. As the KKK assault the local African-Americans and set their houses on fire, the agents have to resort to unorthodox methods of investigations.

As:
Cast
Role:
Agent Rupert Anderson
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey
4. Enemy of the State (1998)
54
3
Enemy of the State
R
54
3

A videotape of the political assassination of a Congressman by corrupt NSA official, Reynolds, is passed on to an unsuspecting lawyer Robert Dean. Soon Dean is targeted by Reynolds’ men and is framed in another murder. As Dean’s life falls apart, he seeks help of ex-intelligence operator Brill to get to the bottom of this case. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Edward Lyle
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Mystery, Crime
5. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
34
5
Bonnie and Clyde
R
34
5

The biographical crime drama follows the notorious bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, who go from small-time thieves to violent, murderous bank robbers during the Great Depression. As they are pursued by the law, they attain cult status with Americans but a violent end awaits. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Buck Barrow
Director:
Arthur Penn
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action, Biography
Star Cast:
6. Hoosiers (1986)
49
4
Hoosiers
PG
49
4

This sports drama film tells the story of Norman Dale who runs the basketball program of a high school of a small town in Indiana. He befriends a local drunk and makes him his assistant, and tries to create a winning team. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Coach Norman Dale
Director:
David Anspaugh
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, Sheb Wooley, Fern Persons
7. Young Frankenstein (1974)
30
6
Young Frankenstein
PG
30
6

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of mad scientist Victor Frankenstein, inherits their family estate in Transylvania where he accidentally comes across his grandfather's journals and decides to resume his experiment. However, things gradually go out of hand after young Frankenstein unknowingly implants an abnormal brain into a corpse and his fiancée Elizabeth shows up in the estate.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
8. Crimson Tide (1995)
52
4
Crimson Tide
R
52
4

The film revolves around an incident that takes place on a ballistic missile submarine assigned to launch its missile on a Russian nuclear installation. But when the time comes only a part of the order can be decoded, resulting in a conflict between its Commanding Officer, a war veteran and his Executive Officer, a military tactic expert.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Ramsey
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama, War
9. The Conversation (1974)
29
3
The Conversation
PG
29
3

Harry Caul, a sound surveillance expert, is engaged by a client, ‘the director,’ to provide the tape of conversation between a young couple, Mark and Ann, as they walk across San Francisco’s Union Square. From the recordings Harry learns that the couple’s lives are under threat. He tries to dig deep into the matter only to get entangled in a dangerous mystery.

As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Caul
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Cindy Williams, Robert Duvall, Harrison Ford, John Cazale, Teri Garr, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest
10. The Firm (1993)
54
4
The Firm
R
54
4

Harvard Law graduate, Mitch McDeere,lands a high paying job at the Bendini, Lambert & Locke firm, only to realize that the firm helps to launder mob money. As Mitch tries to find proof and break out of the firm’s grips, he finds his and his wife’s lives threatened by the firm and the mob. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Avery Tolar
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
11. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
31
4
A Bridge Too Far
PG
31
4

It is based on the events of ‘Operation Market Garden’ of September, 1944. In order to bring a quick end to the WWII, the allied forces decide to drop thousands of paratroopers to secure strategic bridges in Netherlands to obtain access into Germany. The main bridge was the one to Arnhem. But tough German resistance and faulty allied intelligence led to failure.

As:
Cast
Genres:
War, History, Drama
12. Superman (1978)
34
8
Superman
PG
34
8

Jor-EI, a scientist from the doomed Planet Krypton, sends his infant son Kal-EI on a spaceship to Earth. Brought up in Smallville by farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, he becomes aware of his extraordinary abilities during boyhood. Later, working for Daily Planet as a gentle and polite reporter Clark Kent, he uses his superhuman powers to fight criminal mastermind, Lex Luthor. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lex Luthor
Director:
Richard Donner
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
13. Runaway Jury (2003)
39
3
Runaway Jury
PG-13
39
3

Gun manufacturer Vicksburg Firearms find themselves on trial. This pits corrupt jury consultant Rankin Fitch who uses all means to pick people sympathetic to the defense for jury duty against lawyer Wendell Rohr. But when juror, Nicholas Easter, and a mysterious woman Marlee reveal, they can sway the jury, things get complicated. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Rankin Fitch
Director:
Gary Fleder
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
14. Absolute Power (1997)
48
5
Absolute Power
R
48
5

Luther Whitney, a professional thief, decides to retire after one last job. Everything goes smoothly, until things take a turn for the worse, and he is framed for murder. 

As:
Cast
Role:
President Richmond
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Laura Linney, Clint Eastwood, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn
15. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
31
6
The Poseidon Adventure
PG
31
6

While sailing from New York City to Athens, an ocean liner is hit by tsunami and overturns. Trapped in the dining room, most of the survivors elect to stay put until helps come, while a passionate priest, who believes that God helps those who help themselves, decides to find a way out. A few of the passengers also follow him. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Reverend Scott
Director:
Irwin Allen, Ronald Neame
Genres:
Action, Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actor
16. No Way Out (1987)
39
4
No Way Out
R
39
4

Lt. Cmdr. Tom Farrell, who is to join Defense Secretary David Brice’s team, falls in love with Susan Atwell, and then learns that she is Brice’s mistress. Farrell is assigned to investigate when Susan is found dead soon after their weekend together. Farrell must nail the killer quickly before Farrell’s Polaroid negative found in Susan’s apartment could make him the prime suspect.

As:
Cast
Role:
David Brice
Director:
Roger Donaldson
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime, Action, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Kevin Costner, Sean Young, George Dzundza, Will Patton, Howard Duff
17. I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
17
4
I Never Sang for My Father
PG
17
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Gene Garrison
Director:
Gilbert Cates
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Hubbard, Dorothy Stickney, Melvyn Douglas, Estelle Parsons
18. Get Shorty (1995)
38
2
Get Shorty
R
38
2

Chill Palmer, a loan-shark and movie-fan from Miami, is sent to Hollywood to collect a gambling debt from Harry Zimm, producer of tacky horror films. As Chill gets acquainted with the Hollywood bunch and toys with the idea of a film based on his life-story, he realizes that a mobster like him can easily fit in the role of a Hollywood producer. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Zimm
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
19. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
26
5
The Royal Tenenbaums
R
26
5

Royal Tenenbaum and his now-separated wife Etheline have three children, including an adopted girl, all of whom were geniuses as teenagers, but are now struggling with their adult lives. Learning that Etheline is planning to remarry, Royal fakes cancer to bring his dysfunctional family together, but also exposes years of failure and betrayal, resulting in chaos.

As:
Cast
Role:
Royal Tenenbaum
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
20. The Birdcage (1996)
37
5
The Birdcage
R
37
5

Armand Goldman and his long-term partner Albert own the popular drag-club, ‘The Birdcage’, in Miami’s South Beach where Albert, a.k.a. drag-queen Starina is the main attraction. Armand’s son Val declares his intentions of marrying Barbara, daughter of conservative right-wing senator, John Keeley. When the Keeleys arrive to meet Val’s ‘family,’ the Goldmans pretend to be ‘straight,’ and end up creating chaos.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sen. Kevin Keeley
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
22. French Connection II (1975)
24
1
French Connection II
R
24
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Doyle
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Fernando Rey, Ed Lauter, Bernard Fresson, Philippe Léotard
23. Scarecrow (1973)
16
5
Scarecrow
R
16
5

Scarecrow is a drama film which tells the story of two vagabonds Max Millan, a short-tempered ex-convict and Francis Lionel, a childlike ex-sailor, who meet in California, and decide to become partners in a car wash business. They work hard together to find success.

As:
Cast
Role:
Max
Director:
Jerry Schatzberg
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Ann Wedgeworth, Richard Lynch
24. Night Moves (1975)
15
2
Night Moves
R
15
2

Night Moves is a mystery crime thriller film which takes us to the life of Harry Moseby, a private investigator in Los Angeles, who is hired by a former actress named Arlene Iverson, to find her runaway teen daughter Delly. He manages to track her down, but soon it seems to Harry that Delly might be trying to seduce all of her mother’s former lovers.

As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Moseby
Director:
Arthur Penn
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Melanie Griffith, James Woods, Kenneth Mars, Harris Yulin
25. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
43
5
Behind Enemy Lines
PG-13
43
5

Behind Enemy Lines is a war action drama film which tells the story of Lt Chris Burnett, a US helicopter pilot who is part of the NATO forces observing the peace treaty during the conflict in former Yugoslavia. However, he is spotted and shot down by Serb forces during his flight route. He survives and runs for his life while the Serbs try to hunt him down.

As:
Cast
Role:
Reigart
Director:
John Moore
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Drama, War
Star Cast:
David Keith, Owen Wilson, Gabriel Macht, Charles Malik Whitfield, Joaquim de Almeida
26. Under Fire (1983)
18
4
Under Fire
R
18
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Alex Grazier
Director:
Roger Spottiswoode
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Nick Nolte, Ed Harris, Joanna Cassidy, Alma Martinez
27. The Quick and the Dead (1995)
38
2
The Quick and the Dead
R
38
2

A mysterious woman named The Lady arrives at Redemption, an Old West town ruled by a merciless outlaw called Herod and announces her participation in a fast-draw single elimination tournament in which the loser dies. Although she insists that she is only interested in the large cash prize she may have some other hidden agenda. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Herod
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Western, Romance
28. Bat*21 (1988)
36
2
Bat*21
R
36
2

Lt Col Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert working for the US Army whose aircraft is shot down while in enemy territory. Although he is unfamiliar with the harsh terrain in Vietnam, he tries to map out an escape route, but he has to face several enemy forces on the way. Meanwhile, a rescue operation ensues to find him as well.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Colonel Iceal Hambleton
Director:
Peter Markle
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Jerry Reed, Danny Glover, David Marshall Grant, Clayton Rohner
29. Class Action (1991)
37
3
Class Action
R
37
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jedediah Tucker Ward
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Fishburne, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Colin Friels, Joanna Merlin
30. Superman II (1980)
18
4
Superman II
PG
18
4

Three evil conspirators - General Zod, Ursa and Non – are banished from planet Krypton and are imprisoned at Phantom Zone. They are accidentally released after a terrorist attack on earth leads to a hydrogen bomb blast. The trio head towards earth to claim it. Meanwhile Clark Kent and Lois Lane grow closer with Clark deciding to let go his superman powers for the sake of love.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lex Luthor
Director:
Richard Donner, Richard Lester
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
31. Uncommon Valor (1983)
28
6
Uncommon Valor
R
28
6

Colonel Rhodes is a retired officer whose son had gone missing ten years ago. Eventually, he decides to assemble a team, with the help of a wealthy man, hoping that he can find Americans who are held in POW camps in Laos, as he feels that his son might be held in one of them.

As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Jason Rhodes
Director:
Ted Kotcheff
Genres:
Action, Drama, War, Thriller
Star Cast:
Patrick Swayze, Jane Kaczmarek, Robert Stack, Reb Brown, Fred Ward
32. Bite the Bullet (1975)
16
2
Bite the Bullet
PG
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Clayton
Director:
Richard Brooks
Genres:
Action, Western, Adventure
Star Cast:
James Coburn, Candice Bergen, Ian Bannen, Ben Johnson
33. Heist (2001)
33
4
Heist
R
33
4

Joe Moore who is a professional jewel thief, gives up his lifestyle after his identity is captured by a security surveillance tape. However, a time comes when he and his partner are bankrupt, and therefore they decide to go on one last heist.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Moore
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Sam Rockwell, Danny DeVito, Rebecca Pidgeon, Delroy Lindo
34. Another Woman (1988)
11
2
Another Woman
PG
11
2

Another Woman is a drama film which revolves around Marion, a philosophy professor going through a mid-life crisis. When she rents an apartment to work on her new book, she soon finds that she can hear into the next room, which is a psychiatrist’s office. She gets drawn to the plight of a woman named Hope, and her story also helps Marion reevaluate her life.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Larry
Director:
Genres:
Drama
35. Wyatt Earp (1994)
25
4
Wyatt Earp
PG-13
25
4

This American biographical Western film released in 1994 and follows the life of Wyatt Earp, an Old West lawman and gambler. The movie follows his story from being a farm boy in Iowa, growing up into a terrifying marshal and finally leading up to the O.K. Corral gunfight.

As:
Cast
Role:
Nicholas Earp
Director:
Lawrence Kasdan
Genres:
Drama, Western, Crime, Biography, Adventure
37. The Replacements (2000)
26
2
The Replacements
PG-13
26
2

When the regular players go on strike while the season is still on, the owner of a pro football league hires a legendary coach, asking him to recruit replacement players within a week, promising not to interfere in the selection. Quickly the coach starts building up his team, selecting varying players, for whom the strike offers a second chance few players get. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy McGinty
Director:
Howard Deutch
Genres:
Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Keanu Reeves, Jon Favreau, Rhys Ifans, Keith David, Faizon Love, Orlando Jones
38. Narrow Margin (1990)
27
5
Narrow Margin
R
27
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Caulfield
Director:
Peter Hyams
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
James Thomas Patrick Walsh, Anne Archer, M. Emmet Walsh, J.T. Walsh, James Sikking
39. Prime Cut (1972)
12
4
Prime Cut
R
12
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Ann
Director:
Michael Ritchie
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Lee Marvin, Sissy Spacek, Angel Tompkins, Gregory Walcott
40. The Package (1989)
28
3
The Package
R
28
3

The Package is an action crime drama thriller film which tells the story of sergeant Johnny Gallagher, an experienced green beret, who is assigned a mission to escort a prisoner Thomas Boyette back to the US. However, things get complicated when Boyette manages to escape, and Gallagher must now risk his life to catch him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Johnny Gallagher
Director:
Andrew Davis
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Tommy Lee Jones, Pam Grier, Joanna Cassidy, Dennis Franz
41. Zandy's Bride (1974)
19
3
Zandy's Bride
PG
19
3

Western rancher Zandy needs a wife to help him with ranch work; thus, not interested in love or companionship, he treats his mail-ordered bride more as his possession than wife. He is not happy as she is older than anticipated and expects to be treated with respect. But after enduring hardships and trials together, he learns to love and respect his bride.

As:
Cast
Role:
Zandy Allan
Director:
Jan Troell
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Liv Ullmann, Harry Dean Stanton, Eileen Heckart, Susan Tyrrell
42. Downhill Racer (1969)
14
3
Downhill Racer
PG
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Claire
Director:
Michael Ritchie
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Robert Redford, Jim McMullan, Camilla Sparv, Karl Michael Vogler
44. Target (1985)
29
3
Target
R
29
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Walter Lloyd / Duncan
Director:
Arthur Penn
Genres:
Crime, Action, Drama, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Matt Dillon, Gayle Hunnicutt, Randy Moore, Ilona Grübel
45. The Hunting Party (1971)
8
2
The Hunting Party
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Brandt Ruger
Director:
Don Medford
Genres:
Western, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Simon Oakland, Candice Bergen, Oliver Reed, Ronald Howard
46. Under Suspicion (2000)
19
4
Under Suspicion
R
19
4

Under Suspicion is a suspense thriller film which tells the story of a wealthy tax attorney Henry Hearst who is questioned by the police about the murder of two young girls. They let him go after finding proof of his innocence.  However, when the police question his wife, they see that her story conflicts with his version.

As:
Cast
Role:
Henry Hearst
Director:
Stephen Hopkins
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
49. Cisco Pike (1972)
6
4
Cisco Pike
R
6
4

A once-famous rock-star Cisco Pike, who is facing difficult times, gets convicted for drug dealing. Later, though he tries to lead a straight life with his girlfriend, a corrupt LAPD officer, Leo Holland, blackmails him into selling 100kg of confiscated marijuana within a weekend. As Cisco runs from pillar to post to meet the deadline, can he avoid getting arrested once again? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Officer Leo Holland
Director:
Bill Norton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
50. A Covenant with Death (1967)
8
2
A Covenant with Death
8
2

A man who is on trial is eventually sentenced to death. On the day of his execution, he murders the executioner himself. Soon it is revealed that he didn’t actually commit the murder he was originally convicted of.

As:
Cast
Director:
Lamont Johnson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Katy Jurado, Earl Holliman, Arthur O'Connell, George Maharis
51. Misunderstood (1984)
13
2
Misunderstood
PG
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ned Rawley
Director:
Jerry Schatzberg
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Henry Thomas, Rip Torn, Huckleberry Fox, Maureen Kerwin
52. Postcards from the Edge (1990)
13
5
Postcards from the Edge
R
13
5

Suzanne is an actress who is a recovering drug addict. Her production company says that she has to stay with her mother, if she wants to continue working. However, the problem is that her mother, who is a former actress, still treats her like a child. In addition, she is manipulative and self-absorbed.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Lowell Kolchek
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
53. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
12
2
Geronimo: An American Legend
PG-13
12
2

Geronimo: An American Legend is a historical drama film which revolves around Geronimo, chief of the Apaches, who decides that he needs to lead an armed rebellion against the government of the US, as he feels that the government has failed him and his people.

As:
Cast
Role:
Brig. Gen. George Crook
Director:
Walter Hill
Genres:
Drama, Western, History
Star Cast:
Matt Damon, Robert Duvall, Jason Patric, Wes Studi
54. The Split (1968)
6
2
The Split
R
6
2

Based on Richard Stark’s novel The Seventh, the movie follows a professional thief McClain as he, along with an old friend, plots to rob a football arena. They put together a team and successfully carry out the job. Things, though, take a darker turn when a murder takes place, the money goes missing, a corrupt detective appears and the gang members doubt McClain’s intention. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Lt. Walter Brill
Director:
Gordon Flemyng
Genres:
Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller
55. First to Fight (1967)
10
2
First to Fight
10
2

The sole survivor of a Japanese attack at Guadalcanal, Sgt. Jack Connell becomes a decorated hero. Returning home he falls for and marries Peggy Sandford, and starts training recruits at the marine base. But getting restless, he requests to join active duty. As he returns to the front-line, initially he comes under fire, but taking hold over himself he leads his troops to victory. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Tweed
Director:
Christian Nyby
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Claude Akins, Bobby Troup, Chad Everett, Dean Jagger
57. Extreme Measures (1996)
16
3
Extreme Measures
R
16
3

Based on the novel of the same name, Extreme Measures is a crime thriller film which tells the story of a young doctor who confronts one of his colleagues after he comes across unethical medical sacrifices being conducted in his hospital.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Lawrence Myrick
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
58. Eureka (1983)
7
2
Eureka
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack McCann
Director:
Nicolas Roeg
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Mickey Rourke, Corin Redgrave, Rutger Hauer, Theresa Russell, Jane Lapotaire
59. Riot (1969)
8
2
Riot
R
8
2

Based on a non-fiction novel by Frank Elli, the film focuses on a riot staged by the inmates of a state prison to cover an escape attempt. While 35 of the most violent criminals become involved in it, killing guards and inmates alike, one does not want any part of it. Instead, he tries to protect a prison guard.  . 

As:
Cast
Role:
Red Fraker
Director:
Buzz Kulik
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Jim Brown, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Ben Carruthers, Mike Kellin
61. The Chamber (1996)
18
5
The Chamber
R
18
5

After a bombing that leads to the deaths of three people, Sam Cayhall is tried for murder, and is eventually sentenced to death. After twenty-nine years, a few weeks before his scheduled execution, a young lawyer named Adam Hall, struggles to win clemency for Cayhall. It soon turns out that Adam is the grandson of Cayhall, and he soon finds evidence suggesting that his grandfather may not be responsible for the crime.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Cayhall
Director:
James Foley
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Faye Dunaway, Jane Kaczmarek, Chris O'Donnell, Raymond J. Barry, Robert Prosky
62. All Night Long (1981)
7
2
All Night Long
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
George Dupler
Director:
Jean-Claude Tramont
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Diane Ladd, Barbra Streisand, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Dobson, Barbra Streisand
63. Banning (1967)
7
3
Banning
7
3

A golf star takes up a job as an instructor at an exclusive country club. He soon sees that the owner is fleecing the wealthy guests through various schemes, along with his son in law.

As:
Cast
Director:
Ron Winston
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Bobby Troup, Susan Clark, James Farentino, Jill St. John
64. Twilight (1998)
13
5
Twilight
R
13
5

Twilight is a mystery thriller film which tells the story of Harry Ross, a private detective, who lives with two former movie stars named Jack and Catherine Ames. When Jack assigns a simple task to Harry, which involves delivering a package, things get confusing as when Harry arrives at the address, he encounters a wounded man named Ivar, who starts shooting at him.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Ames
Director:
Robert Benton
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama
65. The Mexican (2001)
14
5
The Mexican
R
14
5

An adventure comedy film, The Mexican tells the story of a man named Jerry who crashes into the car of local mobster Arnold Margolese. Forced to work for the mobster following a quirky turn of events, Jerry has a crazy adventure that involves guns, criminals, and a murder. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Gore Verbinski
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J.K. Simmons, Bob Balaban
66. Heartbreakers (2001)
12
7
Heartbreakers
PG-13
12
7

Max and Page Corners are a brilliant mother-daughter con team, targeting rich and wealthy men. Their modus operandi is simple. First Max marries a willing target and then Page seduces him. Later Max catches her husband, leading to quick divorce and a hefty alimony. Once that is done, they start looking for their next target. It generally works. 

As:
Cast
Director:
David Mirkin
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance
67. Mad Dog Coll (1961)
7
1
Mad Dog Coll
7
1

It is based on the life of the notorious Irish-American gangster Vincent ‘Mad Dog’ Coll. A troubled childhood takes him to street gangs and then, organized crime. Fearless and coldblooded, he challenges top racketeer Dutch Schultz and takes pleasure in recklessly shooting people, earning the nick-name 'Mad Dog.' As a result of his brutal ways, he is chased by the police and mob leaders.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Burt Balaban
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Crime
Star Cast:
Telly Savalas, Jerry Orbach, Vincent Gardenia, Brooke Hayward
69. Company Business (1991)
8
3
Company Business
PG-13
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Boyd
Director:
Nicholas Meyer
Genres:
Drama, Action, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Terry O'Quinn, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kurtwood Smith, Daniel von Bargen
70. Lucky Lady (1975)
8
4
Lucky Lady
PG
8
4

During the height of the Prohibition Era, best friends Kibby Womack and Walker Ellis are running a successful underground liquor smuggling business. When a young widow Claire gets involved, a love triangle develops and the three must survive organized crime and the Coast Guard. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Kibby Womack
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman
71. Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
14
3
Welcome to Mooseport
PG-13
14
3

After two successful terms in office, a former US President Monroe Cole returns to his hometown of Mooseport. After the death of the town mayor, Cole is approached by the town council about running for office. Fed up of his ex-wife, Cole agrees because if he wins, his Mooseport home can serve as his office, which is why it will not be divided up or sold off in his divorce settlement.

As:
Cast
Role:
Monroe Cole
Director:
Donald Petrie
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Ray Romano, Fred Savage, Christine Baranski, Maura Tierney, Marcia Gay Harden
72. Loose Cannons (1990)
11
0
Loose Cannons
R
11
0
As:
Cast
Role:
MacArthur Stern
Director:
Bob Clark
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dan Aykroyd, Dom DeLuise, Ronny Cox, Nancy Travis
74. Doctors' Wives (1971)
5
2
Doctors' Wives
R
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Dave Randolph
Director:
George Schaefer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Crenna, Dyan Cannon, Carroll O'Connor, Rachel Roberts
75. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
8
4
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
PG
8
4

Based on the popular DC Comics superhero Superman, this film revolves around Superman as he is planning to destroy all nuclear weapons as the world is on the brink of a nuclear war. However, his nemesis, Lex Luthor, creates Nuclear Man, a force which may even be strong enough to even take down Superman. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Lex Luthor / Nuclear Man
Director:
Sidney J. Furie
Genres:
Family, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Christopher Reeve, Jon Cryer, Marc McClure
76. Community Shelter Planning (1967)
5
3
Community Shelter Planning
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Donald Ross - Regional Civil Defense Officer
Director:
Mark Isaacs
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Arnold Moss, Paul McGrath, Charles Mountain
77. Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
9
3
Twice in a Lifetime
R
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry MacKenzie
Director:
Bud Yorkin
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Ally Sheedy, Ann-Margret, Brian Dennehy, Ellen Burstyn, Amy Madigan
78. Full Moon in Blue Water (1988)
8
3
Full Moon in Blue Water
R
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Floyd
Director:
Peter Masterson
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Teri Garr, Elias Koteas, Burgess Meredith, Kevin Cooney
79. Split Decisions (1988)
9
4
Split Decisions
R
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Dan McGuinn
Director:
David Drury
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Jennifer Beals, Jeff Fahey, Craig Sheffer, John McLiam

TV Movie(s)

1. Shadow on the Land (1968)
6
3
Shadow on the Land
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rev. Thomas Davis
Director:
Richard C. Sarafian
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Jackie Cooper, John Forsythe, Carol Lynley, Marc Strange
2. Ride with Terror (1963)
5
2
Ride with Terror
5
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Ron Winston
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ron Leibman, Vincent Gardenia, Frieda Altman, John Connell, Kathy Dunn

Animation(s)

Antz (1998)
Antz
PG
Plot:

Z, a worker ant striving to break away from his monotonous routine and express his individuality, falls in love with beautiful princess Bala when she visits a bar to escape suffocating royal life. He switches places with soldier friend Weaver to see her again, and unwittingly becomes the colony's only hope against a coup d'état by General Mandible.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
General Mandible
Director:
Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Animation, Adventure

TV Shows and Videos

Tallahassee 7000 (1961)
Tallahassee 7000
As:
Cast
Director:
Lawrence Doheny, Harmon Jones
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Matthau, Robert Reed, Walter Matthau

Gene Hackman Awards

Academy Awards
Unforgiven Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1993
The French Connection Best Actor in a Leading Role 1972
Golden Globe Awards
The Royal Tenenbaums Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 2002
Unforgiven Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1993
The French Connection Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1972
BAFTA Awards
Unforgiven Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1993
The French Connection Best Actor 1973
The Poseidon Adventure Best Actor 1973